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Series E | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$73M | 9 mos ago

About MicroTransponder

MicroTransponder is a global medical device company committed to developing research-based neuroscience solutions. The company focuses on restoring independence and dignity for people suffering from neurological conditions that impair sensory and motor function. MicroTransponder's FDA-approved Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System is a clinically-proven medical technology that generates more improvement in upper limb function than rehabilitation alone for stroke survivors after 6 weeks of in-clinic therapy. MicroTransponder was founded in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Headquarters Location

2802 Flintrock Trace Suite 226

Austin, Texas, 78738,

United States


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MicroTransponder Patents

MicroTransponder has filed 31 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Electrophysiology
  • Implants (medicine)
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Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Behaviorism, Phobias, Vagus nerve


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Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Behaviorism, Phobias, Vagus nerve



Latest MicroTransponder News

CMS Approves MicroTransponder Vivistim for Medicare

Feb 3, 2023

MicroTransponder’s Vivistim Paired VNS System was granted transitional pass-through status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the MicroTransponder Vivistim Paired VNS System transitional pass-through status, expanding access to Medicare beneficiaries who are ischemic stroke survivors interested in using the breakthrough technology to help improve their hand and arm mobility. The Vivistim Paired VNS System is an FDA Breakthrough Device that was granted pre-market authorization (PMA) approval. The Vivistim System is used with rehabilitation therapy to help ischemic stroke survivors with chronic arm and hand deficits improve their upper limb function. Enhancing the effectiveness of rehabilitation therapy, Paired VNS Therapy is clinically proven to generate two to three times more hand and arm function than rehabilitation alone. To benefit from the system, ischemic stroke survivors will have the small Vivistim device implanted in their upper left chest area during an outpatient procedure. Once cleared for rehabilitation, they engage in physical or occupational therapy where a therapist uses a wireless transmitter to signal the Vivistim device to deliver a gentle pulse to the vagus nerve while the stroke survivor performs a specific task, such as putting on a hat, brushing hair or cutting food. The simultaneous pairing of the rehabilitation exercise in high repetitions with vagus nerve stimulation helps increase neuroplasticity and strengthens neural connections to improve upper limb function. “Hospitals treating stroke survivors with the Vivistim System are now eligible for additional reimbursement through Medicare’s outpatient prospective payment system,” said Richard Foust, MicroTransponder’s chief executive officer. “As a result, there’s now another pathway for stroke survivors to benefit from Paired VNS Therapy at the recommendation of their healthcare providers.” Neurological and rehabilitation specialists at premier comprehensive stroke centers and rehabilitation centers report that the Vivistim Paired VNS System helps ischemic stroke survivors improve their quality of life by increasing their ability to perform activities of daily living. “The life-changing clinical outcomes of Vivistim Paired VNS Therapy that are already being reported across the country affirm CMS’ determination that the Vivistim System is novel and represents a substantial clinical improvement over existing technologies,” said Doug Ellison, MicroTransponder’s chief revenue officer. “As we advance Vivistim commercialization, CMS’ pass-through status enables providers to realize the clinical, operational, and financial benefits of adopting Vivistim as their standard of care for chronic ischemic stroke rehabilitation.” Photo courtesy of MicroTransponder

MicroTransponder Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was MicroTransponder founded?

    MicroTransponder was founded in 2007.

  • Where is MicroTransponder's headquarters?

    MicroTransponder's headquarters is located at 2802 Flintrock Trace, Austin.

  • What is MicroTransponder's latest funding round?

    MicroTransponder's latest funding round is Series E.

  • How much did MicroTransponder raise?

    MicroTransponder raised a total of $125.05M.

  • Who are the investors of MicroTransponder?

    Investors of MicroTransponder include Green Park & Golf Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Osage University Partners, The Vertical Group, Action Potential Venture Capital and 6 more.

  • Who are MicroTransponder's competitors?

    Competitors of MicroTransponder include Endologix, Flowonix Medical, NxThera, Zyga Technology, Cabochon Aesthetics, Spinal Restoration, OtoKinetics, Interventional Spine, Concentric Medical, Symbios Medical Products and 14 more.

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